Validated Patterns

Deploying the Multicloud GitOps pattern


The use of this pattern depends on having at least one running Red Hat OpenShift cluster. However, consider creating a cluster for deploying the GitOps management hub assets and a separate cluster for the managed cluster.

If you do not have a running Red Hat OpenShift cluster, you can start one on a public or private cloud by using Red Hat Hybrid Cloud Console.

  1. Fork the multicloud-gitops repository on GitHub.

  2. Clone the forked copy of this repository.

    git clone
  3. Create a local copy of the secret values file that can safely include credentials. Run the following commands:

    cp values-secret.yaml.template ~/values-secret-multicloud-gitops.yaml
    vi ~/values-secret-multicloud-gitops.yaml

    Do not commit this file. You do not want to push personal credentials to GitHub. If you do not want to customize the secrets, these steps are not needed. The framework generates a random password for the config-demo application.

  4. Customize the deployment for your cluster. Run the following command:

    git checkout -b my-branch
    vi values-global.yaml
    git add values-global.yaml
    git commit values-global.yaml
    git push origin my-branch
  5. Deploy the pattern by running ./ make install or by using the Validated Patterns Operator.

Deploying the cluster by using the file

To deploy the cluster by using the file, complete the following steps:

  1. Login to your cluster by running the following command:

     oc login

    Optional: Set the KUBECONFIG variable for the kubeconfig file path:

     export KUBECONFIG=~/<path_to_kubeconfig>
  2. Deploy the pattern to your cluster. Run the following command:

     ./ make install
  3. Verify that the Operators have been installed.

    1. To verify, in the OpenShift Container Platform web console, navigate to Operators → Installed Operators page.

    2. Check that the Operator is installed in the openshift-operators namespace and its status is Succeeded.

  4. Verify that all applications are synchronized. Under the project multicloud-gitops-hub click the URL for the hub gitops server. The Vault application is not synched.

    Multicloud GitOps Hub

As part of this pattern, HashiCorp Vault has been installed. Refer to the section on Vault.

Next steps

After the management hub is set up and works correctly, attach one or more managed clusters to the architecture.

For instructions on deploying the edge, refer to Attach a managed cluster (edge) to the management hub.